Under the slogan «Spain Can», the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, revealed this past week how he wants to make our country a digital country.

The first measure, logically, is economic. Thus, the Government has announced that will allocate 33% of the European funds that our country will receive to measures such as digital training or the extension of telecommunications coverage.

That is, a Digital Transformation plan that will have a budget of about 20,000 million euros, for the period 2021-2023.

Specifically, the president explained that the Executive intends to extend digital training to more than 2.5 million SMEs and aims for 80% of Spaniards to receive training in digital skills. < / p>

At the same time, it aims for 75% of the population to have 5G coverage and to train 150,000 public employees in teleworking.

The Third Vice President and Minister of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, Nadia Calviño, explained that it is crucial to tackle a process of modernization of our productive structure in which Digital Transformation becomes an essential process.

Challenges and strengths

The Government’s announcement has been accompanied by a SWOT of digitization of our country in which the Executive collects the weaknesses, strengths, opportunities and challenges that our country presents in the face of this Transformation Digital.

A somewhat «peculiar» SWOT since it shows the weaknesses, strengths, opportunities and challenges, but the threats do not appear at any time, one of the basic ingredients of this type of analysis.

Thus and if we analyze the SWOT, in the chapter on strengths, among others, appear the digital infrastructures that Spain has, among them, the deployment of fiber optics, «in our country it is at the forefront of the deployment of 5G in Europe ”or having the Barcelona Supercomputing Center , chosen by the European Commission as headquarters to install one of the three pre-exascale machines that the EuroHPC project is preparing.

Minister Calviño highlighted, in this sense, «the excellent quality of our digital infrastructures» since «the investment in recent decades has allowed us to have the widest high-speed network, essential to support the new needs of use and deployment of new technologies ”.

Attract digital talent

Other strengths, in the opinion of the Government, are the «digitization of Public Administrations», «the large Spanish companies that are world leaders in the field of telecommunications and in other strategic sectors key for the future ”or our positioning in cybersecurity,“ where we are leaders in Europe with organizations such as INCIBE ”.